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Old 01-16-2019, 09:50 AM
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Used wheels and tires. Is this a good Deal? What would you do?

Hello all,
First time post....

I am between these two sets of rims and tires... what would you suggest?

(5) New 5 lug Mb Wheels with 33 12.50 17 mud terrain Patagonia Tires wheel tire package jeep
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...96910864079417

Or these
Up for sale is a set of 5 XD Series
rims and tires size 305/55/20 Nitto Grappler A/T all with TPM sensors

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...ssenger_banner
Offered $1500 for set and they are firm at $1800

Any help is appreciated... and what should I offer?

I hope the links work

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Not sure what year jeep you've got, or the lift, or the intended use, or your gearing, or engine, or transmission...but

I would never recommend anyone to get 20" wheels. My jeep came with 35's with 20" wheels..that was one of the first things I switched out. I went with 33's with 15" wheels (I'm in a TJ, if you're in a JK I think 17" is the smallest you can go because of your brakes, but don't hold me on that). Immediately noticed a HUGE difference in drivability and handling. Those 20's felt like wagon wheels with zero cushion.

So out of those two choices with limited information, I'd pick the 33x12.5x17's.


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Neither of those links are working for me.

Have you done research on pricing? Typically tires seem to be about $200 each ($1000 for 5) and low end wheels average around $100 each. So you should be able to buy a new set of 5 for around $1500. (Give or take of course)
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1. Do you care about TPMS?
2. You do realize that these are two different rim sizes right? First is a 17" and the second is a 20"


17" will be a much easier rim to find tires for in the future
20" look cool and are great on the street, not so great if you plan to really get off road much
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Thanks, I have a 2015 Sahara Unlimited which will fit the 33's without a lift I believe. DD, not much of an offroad person. Want more aggressive stance.
Was looking at using stock rims, but they are plastidipped and look like crap now. With spacers and new tires, I would be more than the 1350 he is asking
Would the 20's fit without anything additional? (lift?) Thanks for the info about the 20's. I know that set-up in general is alot more expensive than the second setup. I am leaning towards the second setup. is 1350 a reasonable price. I'd like to go in at 1100.
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1. Do you care about TPMS?
2. You do realize that these are two different rim sizes right? First is a 17" and the second is a 20"


17" will be a much easier rim to find tires for in the future
20" look cool and are great on the street, not so great if you plan to really get off road much
Do I need the TPMS?
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Do I need the TPMS?
No those links don't work for me either. Says I'm not authorized to view that page.

If you don't want the low-tire indicator to be lit on your dashboard. You can add TPMS pretty cheap to any modern wheel I think though.
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Do I need the TPMS?

Totally up to you, but just know that you can turn the warnings off but can't actually get rid of the whole system.
Guessing this is your 1st vehicle with TPMS, it does come in handy


Going with a 20" rim means you'll have little to no sidewall with a sub 35" tire.
A 35" tire is a 35" tire if its on a 15" 16" 17" or a 20" rim, its the amount of sidewall that changes.
Sidewall and the flex it gives is good for any actual 4wd use, not good for street/track racing.
So a bigger rim is normal on a performance car or truck.
A Jeep will go just about anywhere but it won't go anywhere fast.


If its just the look you want then go for it, just know what you are getting first
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Do I need the TPMS?
TPMS vehicle.. Yes unless you don't mind the warning light. Good deal is in the mindseye of the beholder. Suggest check the Forum Marketplace.. yesterday a post was selling 5 Falken Wildpeak AT3s -15Kmiles- 18 inch 33's which fits Sahara's .. located in N.E. Pa.
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Links are working now, not sure if you've changed them in the OP or not. Personally I wouldn't do 20's on a Jeep but if you're not going offroad and only going for the look then go for it.

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